Student-Faculty Center Opens as Students Head Back to Class

Posted August 21, 2002

Students faced new professors, new classes, and new dining choices at the Law School Wednesday, as they packed into the new Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Café looking for lunch.

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Scott Commons
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Entering Scott Commons from the lobby. Scott Commons was packed with students Wednesday, the first day of classes.
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The sky-lit space of Scott Commons measures 23 feet tall, by 26 feet wide, and 68 feet long, and features cherry-clad columns and pilasters, two large wall clocks—gift of the Class of 1998—and an oak floor. Students wait in the lunch line.
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Class of 1950 Dining Room Class of 1977 Terrace
Above, students enjoy the Class of 1950 Dining Room. The Class of 1977 Terrace, above.


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